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  1. Thanks, Just probably going to buy sea service's insignia, but i do collect ww2 German but mostly edge weapons. Also buy some graded comics a few times a year, marvel key issue's. Usually buy a few items of each a year. Curious to what you have coming.
  2. Yeah, I should of edit that statement, instead i added the info below it after looking at pics more.
  3. Did he mention what they were for by chance? Yeah, i have buying a few rates lately. I have my insignia collection yet and some uniforms and helmets and other navy things. Just down size a lot.
  4. Thanks, it seem like there easier found on white. I personally found that the aviation rigger rates are far more rarer then the aviation quartermaster rates even though they were shorter lived. I think there were only 3 aviation rates during ww1. You had aviation Carpenter's mate, aviation Machinist's mate, and Aviation Quartermaster.
  5. I would say at least span am period. The insignia looks earlier from what you can see, like cw era and post cw era with the star above the eagle. Wish we could see more of the insignia. Wondering if the star is for graduate of petty officer's school which was used during 1902-1905 but it was to be worn one inch below the rating chevron. The 1 ray pointing down. I guess they did not do everything by the regs. if this is the case.
  6. Pamcraft marked 1930era Aviation Ordnanceman 1st class rating badge
  7. Yeah, guessing this one falls into the rates that were made before they were authorized by regs. Working on a riker mount with such rates and strikers. He had this listed as a "US Navy 1st Class Petty Steam Propulsionman Rate, WWII, World War II, WW2". Not sure were he got that info at.
  8. Yes Justin you got it. In 1921 the Signalman rating badge came out and i am guessing the coast coast guard would of use that insignia in 1921 also. Prior to 1921 there was a distinguishing mark only in use for the navy for Quartermasters qualified as Signalmen.
  9. Snag this off ebay this past weekend. I admit i had to look this one up but do know the i.d.. Thought i would see if others could i.d. it first. At first glance it looks like a old 1st class signalman, but take a closer look to insignia, you see this has staff points on the flag posts. The time frame is 1915-1920 Jason
  10. yes, took a break and sold off most of my uniform collection. Have the insignia collection yet and actually bought a rate the other week. So I guess I am back buying rating badges that I need.
  11. Wish I had seen this sooner, have not been looking for a while until the other week.
  12. The one on right could also be a ww2 rate. Special Artificer which was around during war 2 then became what sigs had said. I finally found a cpo in grey.
  13. I really like the aviation green T rating, but I think the job title is another one. Maybe a teacher/instructor in aerial gunnery. The only reason I am thinking this is the rating badge is a ww2 one with the red chevrons. If it was 1948 it would have blue chevrons. I actually think they went to the blue chevrons prior to the end of ww2. None the less nice rate.
  14. Thought i add a picture of the uniform restored. sorry for bad pic
  15. Glad a forum member bought this. I have many more that i will be selling soon.
  16. Found this on ancestry, Pa pension records can be real good.
  17. No one? I order a navy squadron patch about two weeks ago and didn't come yet or heard anything from him. Is this normal from this seller?
  18. Has anyone deal with Brian's surplus and Antiques? He has a lot of Squadron patches..
  19. I post the link to state what i was talking about. But could maybe do another thread in the very near future. Maybe a time line of rating badges and construction/styles of each of those era's
  20. I dont want to hi jack this thread but would like to post this link to a thread in 2012 about the set i was talking about. http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/158510-post-span-am-war-navy-uniform/
  21. I am happy to start a thread about the 1905 style rates being earlier. I have a uniform to a 1st class yeoman that was discharged in 1903. Enlisted in 1899 made po3 and po2 in 1902 then po1 end of 1902 or 1903. Have his po3 and po2 rates as well. If any are interested i can do a thread on this subject, i post the uniform set years ago.
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